The new cocktail bar and restaurant takes its name from its address of 100 Hoxton Street. It is the brainchild of the team behind Zilouf’s in Islington and promises affordable Asian fusion food.
Executive chef Tim Yates and Francis Puyat, formerly of Nopi, have developed a concise sharing menu particularly influenced by Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. It is divided into sections. Out of the Garden features Burnt aubergine salad with toasted coconut, cherry tomato, apple, beetroot and hazelnuts; On the Land offers the likes of Lamb Kofte tagine and From the Sea Chargrilled shell on prawns with chilli salt, aioli and lime. Something Sweet features desserts like Mango and cardamom shrikhand.
The bar serves a range of inventive cocktails presided over by bar manager, Max Dennis. The eponymous 100 Hoxton Cocktail is an exotic mix of chilli, lychee and lemoncrass charged with prosecco while Kate, Kate, Goose combines gooseberry and fennel jam with elderflower, gin, egg white and lemon.
Interiors take inspiration from Bauhaus ideas of form, function and utility mixed with elements from the 1960’s council building under which the venue sits. The 24-cover central floating steel bar surrounded by concrete pillars was built locally by Joe Waller Fabrications of Hackney. Walls are exposed brick painted white and the floor is distressed concrete.
The 40 cover dining area has been furnished and designed by Yaojen Chuang, a consultant architect whose work has featured in the Venice Biennale’s International Architecture Exhibition. Custom made fabric couches running down the sides of the room are complimented by dark green leather stools and colourful table tops painted in geometric patterns. The building’s glass façade opens up in the summer months.